Games can be designed to evoke a plethora of different emotions in a number of different ways. Narrative adventures provide heartfelt moments intended to appeal to our sense of escapism, and high-score, racing or fighting games stoke the fires of competition.
Frustration is an emotion that's so often felt by those who consume video games for the wrong reasons, with anger at underwhelming mechanics, buggy experiences or shady corporate practices being less than desirable.
There are ways, however, that a video game can efficiently skate the line between frustrating and fun, with difficult combat encounters, seemingly impossible multiplayer management and online competition providing ways to both entice and annoy the player.
Video games stand alone in this field, as movies, comics, books or TV series only ever annoy the consumer when something goes wrong or a cliffhanger makes the viewer/reader itch for more only to be met with a lengthy wait.
Such games are the cream of the crop with regards to their replayability and engagement, making the player red-faced in rage but in a way that elevates the game's brilliance. These games succeed in this feat, working wonders pissing you off in the best possible way.